BOOK BLAST! JUSTICE AT TRIAL
JUSTICE AT TRIAL follows Brosnahan’s career of 150 jury trials, taking us through the
demanding, often controversial and suspenseful world of jury trials, tense appeals, filled
courtrooms, locked jail cells, and corporate boardrooms. Each chapter follows a different case,
including refugees on the Mexican border, gargantuan gender battles inside one of the largest
corporations in the world, sexual taboos on national television, accusations of terrorism,
government agents who cheat, innocent prisoners in jails, the constitutional right to speak and print
the truth, bringing law to a war zone, poverty and murder on Native American reservations, hunger
in America, and more.
Brosnahan’s love of the law emanates from every page as remembers a childhood being confined to
bed for more than two years after a bout of rheumatic fever, through grade school, and into college
where he found self-expression as a member of the debate team. He tells how his life dramatically
changed after being accepted to Harvard Law School, finding his purpose in a career that would
become an inspiration to so many in the legal field.
JUSTICE AT TRIAL shares the excitement of the courtroom, the justice system’s defects, the
reforms lawyers seek, and the risks trial lawyers take. It’s a life of towering achievement that will
inspire anyone who respects the law.
JAMES J. BROSNAHAN, a member of the California Trial Lawyer’s Hall of Fame, is a federal
prosecutor and a defense lawyer who has tried 150 jury trials. He was a senior partner at Morrison
& Foerster, a preeminent 1,000-lawyer international law firm based in San Francisco. For 46 years,
Brosnahan has lectured internationally for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). He has
authored articles for the American Constitutional Blog, Law 360, The California Historical Society,
The Daily Journal (California’s legal paper), the New York Times, Bloomberg Law, and the Los
Angeles Times. He has appeared on national radio and television including ABC, CNN, Fox News,
Larry King, National Public Radio, and PBS.